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Have a Wonderful Weekend!

April 29, 2016

It’s finally Friday, y’all!!

Spring seems to be a bit shy this year and so we’ve been experiencing jumping temperatures that are making me wish that it was summer already. It’s almost May and we’re still getting 45 degree mornings in Connecticut! But luckily I’m headed home for the weekend so I’ll get to enjoy the beach and the sunshine, which I’ve definitely been looking froward to for the past few weeks!

My parents live outside of Charleston, South Carolina which is just about the perfect little Southern city in my opinion. Everyone who lives in the city is almost too nice (random people on the street will smile and tell you to have a good day) and plus the shopping is incredible! We have plans to go downtown for lunch on Saturday and I’m hoping that we’ll have nice weather so that I can do a little walking afterward. The Battery is such a cute part of the city, and I always have so much fun house hunting and pointing out my favorite historical homes.

It’s still a little too early for the pools to be open but I’m planning on maybe bringing a bathing suit anyway so that I can get a little bit of sun. Not going to lie, I am looking frighteningly pasty after my first winter up in Connecticut and so I definitely wouldn’t mind coming back up looking a little more sun kissed… On a side note, I’ve been thinking about trying out a self tanner lately but I’m worried that it’ll look super fake and orange. Have y’all tried a self tanner that you’ve really loved?

Let me know what you guys have planned for the weekend!


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  • I absolutely love Charleston! My mom, sister, and I did a girl’s weekend there several years ago and I fell in love with the city. I really want to take my hubby there. Have a great weekend! No major plans here but hopefully just relaxing. 🙂

    • Charleston is such a romantic city so I would definitely recommend a trip with your husband! That sounds like the perfect weekend at home!

  • Rachel

    Have a great time at home this weekend! I have family that lives outside of Charleston and I always love visiting, such a fun city! And I’m sure the weather will be amazing. I have lots of food posts to catch up on this weekend! It’s going to be rainy so it will be a good two days to stay inside and cook!

    xo, Rachel
    A Blonde’s Moment

    • Yum I can’t wait to read your recipe posts! And I love going into the city too!

  • Biana Perez

    Oh my gosh have the best time in Charleston with your family this weekend – it’s my favorite US city!! xo, Biana –BlovedBoston

    • Thank you so much! Charleston is so cute and I always love going into the city!

  • Blaire Bingham

    cheers to the beautiful weather! You will have so much fun this weekend. I have been loving the St. Tropez gradual tanner/bronzer lately. You can get it at Ulta, and it’s in the brown bottle. It gives such a pretty natural look.

    xo, Whitney and Blaire
    Peaches In A Pod

    • Thanks for the recommendation! I really need to get working on my tan for my trip to Miami in a few weeks!!

  • 45 degrees?! Yikes. I just love Charleston. Enjoy your visit!

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

    • Charleston is definitely one of my favorite cities ever! Thanks!

  • Oh man…it’s still pretty cold for y’all! We have been having non-stop wind here! Hope you have a great weekend girl!

    xo, Lily
    Beauty With Lily

    • That’s so crazy! My office complex is in a valley and so I always look super windswept in the morning haha

  • Nina

    Your home town sounds amazing place to visit. I have fair skin and just like you, I’ve been thinking about using a self tanner but I’m afraid it will look fake. Have a lovely weekend . xx

    • I’m very, very worried about looking orange if I try out self-tanner… I might just have to take a leap of faith at this point for my trip to Miami in a few weeks!

  • WhatWouldVWear

    How sweet that your parents live in SC! I heard so many nice things about Charleston! I would love to visit one day, and maybe even move down there! We’ll see! Have so much fun with your parent, C!! Love ya!

    Wishing you a Happy Weekend!

    xoxo, Vanessa

    • I absolutely love going home to visit and go into Charleston! The shops and restaurants are amazing!

  • I know, it’s been the same here in NY, too, and super windy at times! I hope you have a wonderful stay in Charleston; I did’t know that’s where you’re originally from! When my husband and I were traveling to Aruba, we had to make a stop in Charleston and everyone was SUPER nice, VERY refreshing compared to NY, haha! Thanks so much for sharing and I hope you have a wonderful time spent!



    • It’s definitely a lot different than New York haha! I actually grew up in Florida but I’m so glad that they moved to South Carolina! Especially when I was going to college in North Carolina!

  • C A M I

    Sounds like a fun weekend and I am also tired of the cold morning, why can’t it just be sunny and warm outside all the time?

    My Vogue Style |

    • I really wish that it could be sunny and warm every day!! I really think that I need to move back down south soon haha

  • reneejessome

    Sounds like a great way to spend the weekend! I’ll be heading to my hometown this weekend for a baptism. Not entirely looking forward to the drive though! Hope your weekend is awesome! 🙂

    Renee | Lose The Road

    • I had such a fun weekend with my family! And I hope that you had a wonderful time at the baptism! I’m actually a huge fan of road trips because I love sleeping in the car haha

  • I’ve always wanted to go to Charleston! Hilarious that you say the people are almost too nice! I love nice people! And nope, never done a self tanner but I have gotten spray tanned! My mom uses a self tanner everyday and loves it! I think she uses Jergan’s lotion? I’ll ask her for ya!

    Xox Dana Ivy //

    • Thanks for the recommendation! And I always find it so funny how nice people down south are. My manners definitely step up when I visit!

  • We’ve had strange spring temperatures too! Hopefully it warms up soon. Haha I’m so pasty too. It’s a really struggle. Have a blast!

    • I’m very much over spring now and am definitely ready for summer now!

  • Len Dela Peña Parent

    Awesome time girl. Glad you had a blast with your parents. Thanks for sharing! Happy weekend!
    Much love, Len

    • We had such a wonderful weekend together! Thanks!

  • Happy weekend to you too dear!



  • Hope you enjoy your time back home in South Carolina! I’m ready for summer, too. These chilly days are such a bummer. I tried Tan Towels last year and thought they worked very well!

    • One of my friend’s sisters uses Tan Towels and she loves them! Thanks for the recommendation!

  • Think I will have to break out the self tan too, I’m off to Portugal and don’t want to look too obviously like a Brit!

    • I’m going to Miami in a few weeks and so I’m in the exact same situation! Can’t wait to read about your trip to Portugal!

  • The blossom in that photo is gorgeous!

    LEACH |

    • Thank you! I’m loving all of the spring blossoms that are finally getting around to blooming!

  • Beautiful! I’ve used the Jergens self tanning lotion. It’s super easy and allows you to build slowly. Have a great weekend, Xx

    Nikki |

    • Oooh that Jergens tanning lotion sounds amazing! Thanks so much for the recommendation!!

  • Hope you have an amazing weekend! =)

    – Cielo

    Mermaid in Heels

    • Thank you! I had such an amazing weekend, with lots of eating and shopping!

  • I really like the Jergons gradual tanning lotion. Have a wonderful weekend!

    Doused In Pink

    • Thank you so much for the recommendation! Definitely need to check it out before my trip to Miami in a few weeks!

  • thefashionfolks

    Have always wanted to visit Charleston, seems to be the sweetest town! Have a lovely weekend, love! Xx

    • That is exactly how I would describe Charleston!! It’s such a beautiful city and I would definitely love to live there someday!

  • It has turned so cold here, I’m slightly envious of your imminent spring. Enjoy! x

    • The cold is the worst!! Summer cannot come fast enough!

  • Charleston seems like such a cute little town! Have a great week end!


    Tamara –

    • I absolutely love Charleston! The houses are so cute and I love all of the delicious food and shopping!

  • It’s also really cold where I live and I just can’t wait for summer to finally come! Hope you had a wonderful weekend and enjoy being home!

    xo, Esther

    • Summer really can’t come fast enough for me!! I’m so excited for spending more time outside and going on weekend trips!

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